United States

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The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or informally as America, is a country primarily located in North America and consisting of 50 states, a federal district, five major unincorporated territories, nine Minor Outlying Islands, and 326 Indian reservations. It is the world's third-largest country by both land and total area. It shares land borders with Canada to its north and with Mexico to its south and has maritime borders with the Bahamas, Cuba, Russia, and other nations. With a population of over 333 million, it is the most populous country in the Americas and the third-most populous in the world. The national capital of the United States is Washington, D.C., and its most populous city and principal financial center is New York City.

Indigenous peoples have inhabited the Americas for thousands of years. Beginning in 1607, British colonization led to the establishment of the Thirteen Colonies in what is now the Eastern United States. They clashed with the British Crown over taxation and political representation which led to the American Revolution and the ensuing Revolutionary War. The United States declared independence on July 4, 1776, becoming the first nation-state founded on Enlightenment principles of unalienable natural rights, consent of the governed, and liberal democracy. The country began expanding across North America, spanning the continent by 1848. Sectional division over slavery led to the secession of the Confederate States of America, which fought the remaining states of the Union during the American Civil War (1861–1865). With the Union's victory and preservation, slavery was abolished nationally. By 1890, the United States had established itself as a great power, becoming the world's largest economy. After Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the U.S. entered World War II on the side of the Allies. The aftermath of the war left the United States and the Soviet Union as the world's two superpowers and led to the Cold War. During the Cold War, both countries engaged in a struggle for ideological dominance but avoided direct military conflict. They also competed in the Space Race, which culminated in the 1969 landing of Apollo 11, making the U.S. the only nation to land humans on the Moon. With the Soviet Union's collapse and the subsequent end of the Cold War in 1991, the United States emerged as the world's sole superpower.

The United States government is a federal republic and a representative democracy with three separate branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial. It has a bicameral national legislature composed of the House of Representatives, a lower house based on population; and the Senate, an upper house based on equal representation for each state. Many policy issues are decentralized at a state or local level, with widely differing laws by jurisdiction. The U.S. ranks highly in international measures of quality of life, income and wealth, economic competitiveness, human rights, innovation, and education; it has low levels of perceived corruption. It has higher levels of incarceration and inequality than most other liberal democracies, and is the only liberal democracy without universal healthcare. As a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, the U.S. has been drastically shaped by the world's largest immigrant population.

The United States is a developed country that has the highest disposable income per capita in the world. Its economy accounts for approximately a quarter of global GDP and is the world's largest by GDP at market exchange rates. It is the world's largest importer and second-largest exporter, and possesses the largest amount of wealth of any country. The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, NATO, World Health Organization, and is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. It wields considerable global influence as the world's foremost political, cultural, economic, military, and scientific power.

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parts:Alabama, United States
Alaska, United States
American Samoa, United States
Arizona, United States
Arkansas, United States
California, United States
Colorado, United States
Connecticut, United States
Delaware, United States
Florida, United States
Georgia, United States
Guam, United States
Hawaii, United States
Idaho, United States
Illinois, United States
Indiana, United States
Iowa, United States
Kansas, United States
Kentucky, United States
Louisiana, United States
Maine, United States
Maryland, United States
Massachusetts, United States
Michigan, United States
Minnesota, United States
Mississippi, United States
Missouri, United States
Montana, United States
Nebraska, United States
Nevada, United States
New Hampshire, United States
New Jersey, United States
New Mexico, United States
New York, United States
North Carolina, United States
North Dakota, United States
Northern Mariana Islands, United States
Ohio, United States
Oklahoma, United States
Oregon, United States
Pennsylvania, United States
Puerto Rico, United States
Rhode Island, United States
South Carolina, United States
South Dakota, United States
Tennessee, United States
Texas, United States
United States Minor Outlying Islands, United States
Utah, United States
Vermont, United States
Virginia, United States
Washington, United States
Washington, D.C., United States
West Virginia, United States
Wisconsin, United States
Wyoming, United States
genres:acoustic chicago blues
acoustic texas blues
bakersfield sound
boom bap
chicago bop
chicago drill
chicago house
chicago soul
close harmony
coon song
country gospel
country rap
country yodeling
dark plugg
deep soul
detroit trap
dirty south
electric texas blues
fife and drum blues
flex dance music
florida breaks
gangsta rap
hill country blues
hip hop soul
jerk rap
jersey club
jersey drill
jersey sound
jesus music
jug band
memphis rap
midwest emo
minneapolis sound
mobb music
new orleans blues
new orleans r&b
no melody trap
novelty piano
old school hip hop
philly club
sacred harp
sacred steel
slack-key guitar
slacker rock
southern hip hop
sunshine pop
surf punk
swamp blues
talking blues
tin pan alley
traditional black gospel
truck driving country
vaudeville blues
instruments (as Appalachia):Appalachian dulcimer (Folk drone zither from N. America)
instruments (as United States of America):frottoir (Zydeco vest scraper)
washboard (American scraped idiophone)
location for:“Preacher’s Daughter” album release shows
1988 US Tour (Frank Zappa)
2006 NFL season
2016 U.S. Tour
2017 North American Tour
2018 U.S. Tour
A Gift of Love (series of 5‐night charity concert runs by Barry Manilow)
A Prairie Home Companion (shows)
A Very Barry Christmas!
American Idol (TV show)
American Music Awards ("The AMA's")
American Song Contest
An Evening With Barry Manilow
Barry Christmas… Barry Manilow Live
Barry Manilow II Tour
Barry Manilow: Going Where You’re Going!
Bubblebath Tour
Direct From Broadway
Dollhouse Tour
DREAMCATCHER CONCERT : Invitation from Nightmare City
Fresh Start for America Rally
George Strait Tour 2007
GRAMMY Awards Celebration Tour
I’m a Mathlete, Not an Athlete Tour
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2022
Jagged Little Pill: The Musical, First US Tour
King Crimson 1972 US Tour (concert tour at which the live albums were recorded)
Made to Destroy Tour
Manilow Live!
Mott the Hoople ’74 U.S. Tour
No Guts, No Glory Tour
One Night Live! One Last Time! (2004 tour)
Pants Across America
Rockin’ America Again! 2017
Sammy Hagar, Whitesnake and Night Ranger 2020 U.S. Tour
Second American Tour
SIX, North American “Boleyn” Tour
Spring Fever Tour
Stepson North American Tour 1995
Street Youth Rising Tour
The Misadventures Tour
This One’s for You Tour
Tootsie, First US Tour
US Tour (Jason Bye)
Vonals Tour 2022
Warrant Eats America Tour
We Will Detonate! Tour
Headstrong Tour Across America (from 2007-10-14 until 2007-12-22)
Wikidata:Q30 [info]
Geonames:http://sws.geonames.org/6252001/ [info]